ARSENAL have placed a £40million price tag on Matteo Guendouzi with both Juventus and Barcelona keen on a move.
The midfielder has been training away from the first-team after a falling out with boss Mikel Arteta last month.
Arsenal have placed a £40m price tag on Guendouzi’s head amid interest from Barcelona and Juventus
He has since failed to make a matchday squad and missed out on Saturday’s FA Cup Final win over Chelsea.
Arteta desperately wants to raise funds to help with his Arsenal squad overhaul and is ready to flog the Frenchman.
And according to The Times, they want at least £40m for the 21-year-old.
Reports emerged last month that Nou Camp chiefs have already opened talks with the star’s representatives over a potential contract.
Now it seems they face competition for his signature from Italy.
Serie A champions Juventus have now also joined the chase for Guendouzi’s services.
And The Independent claim the Gunners have approached Juve over a possible swap deal.
It remains unclear which player Arteta would like to bring to London in exchange.
However, he could also look to strike a similar deal with Barcelona.
He is known to be keen on bringing ex-Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho back to the Premier League.
Arsenal are already believed to have approached Barca over signing the Brazilian.
And it remains a possibility that Guendouzi may be offered as part of a package to get Coutinho to The Emirates.
By: Gary Stonehouse
Title: Arsenal set £40m transfer fee for bad-boy Matteo Guendouzi with Juventus and Barcelona keen
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/12297651/arsenal-matteo-guendouzi-juventus-barcelona-transfer/
Published Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:58:26 +0000